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Windows on the World for the week commencing 31 October 2011

Monday 31 October: Unfair Trade

When you buy a pair of trainers or that new mobile phone or laptop do you ever stop to think about the person on the other side of the world who made it? In this week's edition of Global Business,  the BBC's Peter Day talks to two campaigners who think big business is exploiting the world’s poor . . . and they are trying to do something about it. (BBC)

Tuesday 1 November: NZ Election Debate - The Economy

Bill English and  David Cunlifffe,  the finance spokespeople for the National and Labour parties outline their policies and go head to head on the challenges facing the NZ. economy. Chaired by Kathryn Ryan (RNZ)

Wednesday 2  November: The British Establishment - Who For? (Part 2 of 2)

From London's financial  district - known as " the City'  to the police, from the press  to Parliament, and in cultural institutions including the nation's universities and even the BBC, a narrow elite, drawn from the least-diverse backgrounds, make the rules, socialise, and define what is and is not permissible, among the Britain's leaders.   But after this year's numerous scandals,  some have suggested that all is not well at the top.   Our Window on the world tonight brings the award-winning American broadcaster and author Michael Goldfarb  with the second part of his look at this elite asking: - The British Establishment: Who for?

Thursday 3 November: One Day In Syria

There are regular demonstrations across the Syria - but finding out exactly what's happening is hard - even though some activists are prepared to tell their stories of protest and violence. For  BBC Assignment, Bill Law paints a portrait of a single day in Syria, talking via the internet and phone to people across the country.  (BBC)